Five La Liga Players and in Spanish second Division test Positive for Coronavirus

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Players in the top two tiers of professional football in Spain have been tested for the virus, ahead of a possible resumption of the season.

Five players in the top two divisions of Spanish football have tested positive for coronavirus as confirmed by La Liga.

Ahead of the return to training, all professional footballers in La Liga and Segunda Division are being tested, and a possible resumption of the 2019-20 season, with Spain having been one of the European countries worst hit by the pandemic.

La Liga have confirmed that five players have tested positive, but all are asymptomatic. The identities of two are being kept anonymous in line with data protection rules in Spain, while Real Betis have announced that Joel Robles, Alfonso Pedraza and Juanmi Jimenez have been infected.

Players who tested positive will now be placed in isolation and will be tested in the coming days to see if they are still infected. La Liga said they would also offer tests to the families of the affected players.

On that note, Dr Rafael Ramos, president of the Spanish Association of Football Doctors, has confirmed that entire La Liga sides will not need to be quarantined should one or more players fall ill.


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